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December

On 12/29/2022 at 11:57 pm, Rafael Hernandez-Calles, 21, of Piscataway was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released to a sober family member. Ptlm. Kevin Condus investigated.

On 12/28/2022 at 2:35 am, Carlos Cardona, 34, of Warren was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Madison Ave. Mr. Cardona was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released to a sober family member. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/27/2022 at 1:01 am, Stephen Cucalon, 38, of North Plainfield was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief after patrol responded to a bar fight at North Tavern. During the fight, a large window was damaged. Mr. Cucalon was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and released with a court appearance notice. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/26/2022 at 6:27 pm, patrol responded to Diane's O'Matic Wash on North Ave for the reported Theft. The victim reported that a male had stolen her purse that was set down containing $250 U.S. Currency. This case remains open. Det. Nicholas Goldman investigated.

On 12/26/2022 at 8:50 am, patrol located a vehicle parked on the 100 blk of Front St. which had been stolen out of New Brunswick several hours earlier. The vehicle was secured and impounded to be returned to its owner. Ptlm. Brian O'Neill investigated.

On 12/20/2022 at 11:02 am, Bruce Doll, 20, of Dunellen was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct after patrol was called to the 800 blk of Second St. for the report of Threats with a Knife. Mr. Doll was eventually located and placed under arrest. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released with a court appearance notice. Ptlm. Joe Dudley investigated.

On 12/19/2022 at 1:14 am, Cesar Sis-Ortiz, 35, of North Plainfield was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Front St. near Lincoln. Mr. Sis-Ortiz was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released to a sober friend. Ptlm. Keith Irons investigated.

On 12/17/2022 at 1:59 am, Fausto Garcia-Garcia was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave. In addition to the suspected intoxication, Mr. Garcia-Garcia was found to have a warrant for his arrest in the amount of $500 out of Plainfield. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and after posting bail was released to a sober family member. Ptlm. Keith Irons investigated.

On 12/16/2022 at 7:45 pm, Lawrence Corcoran Jr., 24,, of Bedminster was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave. Mr. Corcoran Jr. was found to have warrants out of Hanover and Morristown totaling $3,000. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and released after receiving new court dates. Ptlm. Keith Irons investigated.

On 12/14/2022 at 8:15 am, patrol received a walk-in report of Theft. The victim, a resident of the 400 blk of Third St. reported falling victim to a scammer claiming to be from Bank of America who transferred $999 out of the victim's account. Sgt. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 12/13/2022, Joseph Laberth, 37, was charged with Abandonment of Animals and Cruelty to Animals (2 cts) following investigation into a pair of dogs reported abandoned and tied up in Columbia Park on 11/28/2022. Additionally, the animals were legally surrendered. Det. Jonathan DeAngelo investigated.

On 12/13/2022 at 12:41 am, Kevyn Plaza-Rodriguez, 26, of Dunellen was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on Prospect Ave. Mr. Plaza-Rodriguez was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Piscataway in the amount of $550. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released after posting bail. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/12/2022 at 7:35 pm, patrol responded to Dunellen Liquors on North Ave for the report of Shoplifting. Staff reported that an unknown male had been in the establishment earlier in the day and removed two 1.75L bottles of Patron Silver valued at $209. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/11/2022 at 2:23 am, Jefri Ramirez-Serrano, 33, of Plainfield was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave. He was found to have a warrant out of South Plainfield in the amount of $1,000. Mr. Ramirez-Serrano was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released after receiving a new court date. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/10/2022 at 2:27 am, Cassandra Jordan, 33, of Manville was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit Breath Samples following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave. Ms. Jordan was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing where she refused to provide proper breath samples. She was later released to a sober family member. Sgt. Jeffrey Delbuono investigated.

On 12/8/2022 at 12:47 pm, patrol responded to the 300 blk of Dunellen ave for the reported Theft. The victim reported that at 3:30 am, an unknown individual had stolen his catalytic converter. Sgt. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 12/8/2022 at 9:18 am, patrol responded to the 400 blk of North Washington Ave for the reported Theft. The victim reported that an unknown person had removed the catalytic converter from their vehicle at approximately 3:27 am according to surveillance footage. Sgt. Christopher Lovell investigated.

On 12/7/2022 at 7:05 pm, patrol responded to the 600 blk of North Washington Ave for the reported Theft. The victim reported several erroneous charges on their bank account totaling $443. Ptlm. Michael Lowder investigated.

On 12/7/2022 at 2:54 pm, patrol received a walk-in report of Theft. The victim, the owner of a Dunellen business, reported falling victim to a scammer claiming to be from the electric company and sending $8,937 to the scammer. This case was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for follow up. Ptlm. Manuel Santiago investigated.

On 12/5/2022 at 11:55 pm, Zohaib Khawaja, 23, of Hamburg, was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop on North Washington Ave. Mr. Khawaja was found to have a warrant for his arrest in the amount of $750 out of Jefferson Twp. He was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and released after posting bail. Ptlm. Kevin Condus investigated.

On 12/4/2022 at 1:43 am, Jose Cojon-Morente, 43, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Ave near the Plainfield border. Mr. Cojon-Morente was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later released to a sober friend. Ptlm. Keith Irons investigated.

On 12/1/2022 at 7:33 pm, Kevin Mena, 21, of Plainfield was arrested for Contempt of Court following a motor vehicle stop. Mr. Mena was found to have a warrant in the amount of $2,000 out of North Plainfield as well as a no-bail warrant out of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Mena was brought to Dunellen HQ for processing and later turned over to North Plainfield Pd on their warrant. Ptlm. Kevin Condus investigated.

On 12/1/2022 at 6:20 am, patrol responded to the 100 blk of New Market Rd. for the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that sometime during the overnight hours an unknown individual stole their Jeep which had been in the driveway with the key fob in the vehicle. Ptlm. Kevin Condus investigated.

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